Having hugely impressed during his Mountain Course debut at the 2015 Manx Grand Prix, Royce Rowe is all set to return to the Manx GP, as he aims for series of notable results.
Amongst Australia’s most prominent up and coming pure road racers, he is a definite one to watch in the super twins race, on his own teams Manx 650 Ducati, which he took to fourth position in last years newcomers B race.
This years Manx GP will also see Royce compete for the time in the Junior and Senior races, as he competes on GSX-R 600 Suzuki machinery.
Winners last year of the Manx GP best presented team, the Rowe Racing Team like Royce, are hugely looking forward to getting back to the Isle of Man.
Photo by Leonard Rowe
Commenting on his upcoming Manx return, Royce said:
“I’m really excited to be heading back over to the Isle of Man. We wanted to have the 600 over there last year but weren’t accepted due to a huge number of entries. Now that I’ve proved myself I can head back over with both bikes and a mind full of knowledge about the track.
There are a number of practice sessions that coincide, so I will really have to be on my game. Luckily, in the past I have had many race meetings where I would jump off my 125GP bike and onto a 1000cc Superbike, which is like chalk and cheese!
I’ve built up the ability to switch off and on with different riding styles, so I’ll definitely be utilising that skill for this year’s Manx GP.
Last year was a huge learning curve and I now have a basic idea of how to tackle the track. The annoying thing is that you pass a corner you know you can take quicker or wanted to maybe try a different line, then it doesn’t return for another 20 minutes, unlike a circuit where you get another chance in just over a minute.
So, this year I will be using my large amount of practice sessions to try out these different lines and start to string together more of a precise lap.”
Words by Stevie Rial